How to Unhide/Recover Files Hidden by Virus from Your USB Drive?

Have you ever ran into the situation where all or some of your files that you stored on your USB flash drive suddenly went missing? There was a possibility that your friends have deleted your files by mistake. But in most of the cases, your files were made hidden by a virus. So your files were still in the USB drive but invisible from you. You tried to use the “Show Hidden Files” option from folder option, but the files just won’t show up.

So what can you do to unhide or recover the hidden files from your USB drive? Try USB Show! USB Show is a lightweight Windows application that allows you to recover all hidden files that were hidden by a virus or person, from your USB drive. This handy tool can be used on any removable storage device and also your hard drive.

How to Unhide or Recover Files Hidden by Virus from your USB Drive?

To use USB Show, run this portable application, click on the “Recover the hide files” button on the main window, then browse for your USB drive. Now, USB Show will scan your USB drive for hidden files and recover them.

After recovery, you are advised to scan the file recovered for any infection with your Anti-virus software. And it is recommended that you make a backup of the files recovered and then format your USB drive.

Download USB Show

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with five years blogging experience (since 2007). He is the founder of MyTechQuest.com.

91 Comments

  1. Jobot

    September 23, 2009 at 4:53 am

    ty that was exactly what i needed.

    • Ptjohn3

      May 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Definitely. It has been giving me headaches ever since. Today I’ve found the Problem.

  2. bouie

    December 12, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    omg! this post is a life saver!

    more power to your blog!

  3. a

    March 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    how do u download it man its everthing is in spanishcan some one help

  4. zouz

    May 15, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Awesome tool guys !! really useful and very very very simple LOVE IT !!

  5. Glenn Santos

    May 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    im very thankful in this softwre becaused it helps me a lot this is a awesome software and the inventor are great he has a brilliant skill in making this kind of software thank you!!!

  6. Marc

    May 21, 2010 at 12:36 am

    THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! AWESOME TOOL, WORKS EASY & PERFECTLY! Been searching the web for hours on how to solve this problem. Many people have this problem but don’t have the tool. This is what you need.

  7. biren

    June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    i tried this software but did not work.i know there are files occupying the space but are invisible.

  8. Giriraj

    June 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    thank you very much! i found what i exactly search for. Once again thank u very much

  9. Ahsan

    June 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Wao, it works really great. Nice software

  10. Valentine Akem

    July 25, 2010 at 2:02 am

    This is a great tool. Like a programmer, I have learned to appreciate any tool developed by an intelligent person. This has help me greatly today. Thanks a thousand folds. Man this is a tool of the year. My regards.

  11. Phinias

    July 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I can see my files during scanning but i can’t find them after scan has completed. Anything further I should do?

  12. Miki

    July 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Wow, USB Show is very effective. Thanks so much!

  13. Lennarth Anaya

    September 3, 2010 at 3:36 am

    This really helped me, thank you very much. The downloadable site: http://ldc.mx/descargar.php?des=usbshow

  14. Isuru

    October 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks. I was searching this.

  15. vivek gharpure

    October 31, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    what a wonderful little utility? the english prompts are difficult to understand but it worked like magic when the registry tweak did not work at all.
    great job by the developer.

  16. Siddhant

    December 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Good Application!!! I like it very much

  17. Hafeez

    January 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks heaps for this very useful utility!

    I recently found a problem with my Seagate Free Agent Go 250GB which states that there are 111GB used but I can only view some of my files. This happened right after I cleaned it with an anti-virus.

    After searching the Google for answers, I finally knew how to view the files (Vista) In explorer view>Organize>Folder and Search Options>View- uncheck view hidden files and uncheck hide protected operating system files.

    But how to unhide those files??? This is where this amazing utility comes in.. don’t worry if you don’t know spanish – it’s just one click at the center!

    Anyway, thanks again for making my day!!

  18. Anish

    February 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks It works perfectly for me

  19. James

    February 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

    thanks for the help. it really works!!!

  20. junji

    February 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    thanks it works for me…

  21. Natarajan Kandasamy

    March 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you very much! it saved a lot!

  22. Lamsang

    March 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Thank’s man it save me a lot’s of time.

  23. MojO

    March 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Thnx a lot. If i haven’t found this post, maybe I can’t sleep tonight. The data in my USB is so important and I’ve tried other ways but it won’t work. So thank god and thank you! U r a total life saver.

  24. pau

    March 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    oh mygoshh!!!! perfect!!! it worked!!!! thanks, thanks a lot!!!!

  25. RJ

    March 23, 2011 at 2:13 am

    or you can open the command prompt go to the root of your thumbdrive and type

    attrib -r -h -s /s /d

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  27. Juan Dela Cruz

    April 9, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Thanks, a quick solution… it helped alot!!

  28. Sabeeh Javed

    April 10, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Thank u very much i needed that

  29. richardguillen

    April 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    tnx for the great software. most of my files from external drive saved from further damaged. (bye2x to you “haiatidx”)

  30. gwen

    April 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

    thank you so much buddy… very nice application… GOD BLESS YOU ;-)

  31. Se7enZerO

    April 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    thank you for very useful software, i recover now my important files

  32. rochelle tubanza

    April 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    tnx so much. this is so helpful…

  33. satyajeet

    May 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    thanx really it worked…
    very useful software

  34. haji

    May 12, 2011 at 2:07 am

    hey dude!!! thank you very much and to your software!!! wew i thought i was gonna format my usb,, haha :D keep it up

  35. Tonyss

    May 23, 2011 at 8:00 am

    This really work great! Thank you so much!

  36. Temmie

    May 27, 2011 at 2:32 am

    thank you very much,…

  37. Chris

    June 2, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Thank you! Works fantastically well :)

  38. Kenrick

    June 7, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Thank you for sharing. You just saved me loads of data

  39. sam

    June 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    thats wat i was looking for..thanks a lot 4 posting..

  40. sam

    June 13, 2011 at 8:36 am

    hey guys gr8 job……… very very important and easy tool … and all your jobs are cul and simpe ………best site

  41. MastaMinds

    June 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Well I haven’t tried it yet but if it worked it would be a very very useful and great tool because I am sick of not being able to see the folders….

  42. MastaMinds

    June 14, 2011 at 12:08 am

    EDIT:
    This Is The Best Program Ever :D
    it worked and I can finally see my folders without the need to make new ones <3
    Thank you

  43. Sagar joshi

    June 16, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I really thankfull to recover my data.

  44. MASTER_DARK'S

    July 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    SUPERB!!! You save me… Million thanks friends…
    -dArKs-
    -MALAYSIA-

  45. Hanis

    July 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    i have used the software and already recover the file but i cannot access the file. for your info, my file is JPEG (Photo).

    Please HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. nill

    July 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Just download Tantidote its the best way to cure and protect you computer from removable virus and it could also be used to restore your files in your flash drive even if it was deleted by a virus its totally free with full features and next time be more careful.

    the link is http://marvykid.brinkster.net/tantidote.html

  47. Karthic

    July 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    wonderful tool. thanks a lot for providing buddy….

  48. Ndupza

    July 30, 2011 at 4:40 am

    You can also try this:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?1php7f7t1dksc66

    Works just fine!

    • Wellwisher

      January 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

      thnx ndupza…. i have tried almost 20 but this really solved my problem and fast 2….

    • tinaa

      October 8, 2012 at 3:04 am

      hi….its nt wrk hine only…it works awesm…i really want to thank you…a vry vry big thank …coz of your dis link i got my lyfe time memories back…thnks alot….

  49. Gem

    August 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Hey!

    A MILLION THANKS!!! This program works magic!

  50. Arjun

    August 16, 2011 at 7:14 am

    its great thx!!!

  51. narumi

    August 21, 2011 at 2:21 am

    thank you so much for this software..it helps a lot!!

  52. charmaine

    August 23, 2011 at 2:07 am

    This software is really GREAT!!! It restored all my folders which I thought I had lost forever. I could see them in my thumbdrive when I scanned it with my antivirus but I couldn’t retrieve them. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Without this software, I would have lost so much information.

  53. Aakash

    August 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Works great! Thanks!

  54. Sahan

    September 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    its magic n no words to say hw much i loved this software….. thank you sooooo much….. :)

  55. Manoj Parmar

    September 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    hi dear sir / ma’am m so glad because i was luking for it before to ago but failed due to because i have no idea about that but now i can recover my unhide docus but for your info i’v not yet installed it. so ???

    warm regards,

    mAnOj

  56. Alanah

    September 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Thanks so much. This software works great!

  57. josh

    September 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

    thanks for sharing! :D God Bless

  58. Emmanuel

    September 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I had almost given up on my flash drive; especially after trying all other option but when I gave a benefit of doubt and tried this one, IT WORKED SO WELL!!!!!!

    All my folders are back and working just fine!!

    Thank you so much

  59. Juno58

    September 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Thank you, Thank you and Thank you guys. OWESOME TOOL! POWERFUL and SIMPLE TO USE.

  60. Utkarsh

    September 17, 2011 at 4:09 am

    wow saved me with those CMD programming which many times failed and raised my temper. THANKS to the power of 10

  61. Rajesh

    September 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    thnxs,I was very much tensed as all my important documents were not visible.
    I had done many thing but it was very much useful to me
    Again Heartly Thanks

  62. kamran

    September 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

    thanx man you saved me losing 10 GB data very meaning full to me I dont know how to thank you……just keep your spirits man…

  63. PiNG

    September 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

    thx man u did save my life lol

  64. bern

    October 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for the information… nice..

  65. Sean Lams

    November 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Very useful information required for lots of people facing virus problem on portable drives that hides other files and display fake one. Thank you

  66. zad

    November 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    thanks a million man.tis software really breathed a new life into me.awesome and handsomely works..

  67. samuel

    November 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    i got infected with security 2012 virus right this instant, my question does this work on system files or just USB files, cuz all my pictures video and programs are all hidden in their respective folder and idk how to find them unless i do the search on the start bar

  68. Alma Mae

    November 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    you are truly amazing!the tool works amazingly!thanks very much!

  69. joe

    November 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I have been trying recovering my 1TB but when i used this software it shows all my folders within 2minutes ……EXCELLENT JOB MAN THANKS VERY MUCH FOR UR GOOD WORK.God Bless

    • tinaa

      October 8, 2012 at 2:52 am

      hi can u send me this software link, i really need it please. my e-mail tina.fairy01@yahoo.in

  70. Cutie_nishii

    December 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    my all work got hide from usb and can’t get it back…some1 help please

  71. Suarakonsumer, Malaysia

    January 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    What can say? IT REALLY WORKS!!

  72. Din

    January 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you so much!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    WA!!! I’m crying… oh gosh… My Files… It’s alive…
    :’)

  73. Santosh87aher

    January 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Sahi I like it it really works

  74. kaydz321

    February 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    thanks to much!!!!!!!!!!!!i love this one

  75. Saika-Shop

    February 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks God, whoever created this software!! ^o^

  76. Tsoy_dave16

    February 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    awesome.. My GOD…THankyou much :D

    From: Philippines

  77. Gopugopinath

    March 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    OOOOOOOH MYYYYYYY GOD>>>>>>>>>>> its just awesome man
    hats off to the developers

  78. Mohan M2013

    April 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Excellent tool try it 

  79. Robin

    May 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I don’t really know a word to say…May the almighty bless you and enrich your brain for more solutions.

  80. Tonyneoct

    May 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Thanks, it helps alot. SIMPLE TO USE and Great Work

  81. tatang

    June 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    gra’se’as amigo

  82. pritesh khilnani

    September 17, 2012 at 5:31 am

    incredible app! works on all your drives too!! Love you !

  83. Mehraj

    October 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

    thanK u bro it helped me a lot ur just awesome

  84. Pakistani

    November 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    ThankYou V.Much!

  85. roldan

    December 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

    thank you sooo much:)

  86. Bob John

    July 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

    thans a lot it works 100 +1% no dought….its troubling me a lot now its clear again thnx

  87. Tuan Anh

    November 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    My God, million thanks to you!

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